Donna Barton Brothers

Brothers Recalls Hennessy, Weighs In On Jockey Weights At Thorofan Event

Donna Barton Brothers looked back on her career as a jockey and her time spent as a commentator for NBC during a keynote address at Thorofan’s annual awards brunch on Saturday in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Despite having learned to read with the Daily Racing Form when she was six, Brothers said she initially did not […]

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Around The Track Podcast Presented By Taylor Made: NBC Sports’ Donna Barton Brothers

For nearly two decades, Donna Barton Brothers has played an integral role in NBC Sports’ coverage of the Triple Crown and other important events. Her interviews on horseback have captured some of the most dramatic moments horse racing has to offer. In this episode of Around the Track, Brothers gives us a peek behind the scenes […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine Racetrack: World Champs And Championships

The Triple Crown aside, there is no event in North American racing with more buildup than the Breeders’ Cup, and this year’s edition looks like it should live up to or even surpass the loftiest expectations. The Distaff and the Classic have memorable written all over them, and deep, full fields abound in many of […]

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‘Widespread Industry Collaboration’ Enhances Seventh Welfare And Safety Summit

The seventh Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit concluded late Tuesday afternoon at the Keeneland Sales Pavilion in Lexington, Ky., following 12 reports on topics ranging from racing surfaces, equine injuries and rider safety to nutrition, biosecurity, and respiratory health for horses. There were also reports on biomarker research, compounded medications, nutraceuticals, lameness, the […]

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Brothers To Host Derby Shopping Night To Benefit Backside Learning Center

One of the top-earning female jockeys of all time, Donna Barton Brothers is well known in the industry for being the reporter on horseback at major events in Kentucky, from Keeneland to the Kentucky Derby. On Thursday, March 10, Brothers will join forces with Rodeo Drive to host a Kentucky Derby shopping night, according to […]

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Welfare And Safety Summit: ‘Cultural Change’ Of Public Demands Proactive Strategy

The sixth Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit was held Wednesday afternoon in Lexington, Ky., and this one placed an emphasis on racetrack surfaces, equine and jockey injury databases, continuing education and post-mortem programs. The conference, held in the Keeneland sales pavilion, once again brought together a cross-section of the Thoroughbred industry, including owners, […]

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Inside The North American Racing Academy: Shaking Hands And Shaking Reins

Late into April, the students in the North American Racing Academy’s introductory riding course are starting to adopt the look of professional exercise riders. Their unsteady circles, formerly punctuated by losses of control, have smoothed into rolling canter figure-eights across the gallop field at The Thoroughbred Center. Daily practice has given the group of eight […]

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Frank Brothers To Be Inducted Into Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame

LSU’s all-time leading rusher, three-time Super Bowl champion Kevin Faulk, joins UL-Lafayette great and Super Bowl quarterback Jake Delhomme, former NBA champion point guard and Coach of the Year Avery Johnson, along with coaching legends Pat Collins, Yvette Girouard and Otis Washington, among eight greats chosen for the 2015 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Induction […]

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Ownership Insights presented by OwnerView: The Partnership

Ownership Insights presented by OwnerView is a weekly series examining different aspects of Thoroughbred ownership. A more detailed presentation on these subjects will be made during the Thoroughbred Owner Conference at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky., Oct. 13-16. Click here for more information. For those wanting to experience the thrill of owning a racehorse without the same time commitment, liability, and […]

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Breeders’ Cup presents Pop Quiz: From Racehorses to Parachutes

Donna Barton Brothers started off as a jockey in Birmingham, Ala., eventually expanding her circuit to include Illinois, New York and Kentucky over her 11 1/2-year career. When she retired in 1998 she was the second leading female jockey in the country by money earned. Brothers has since become an on-air analyst for TVG, ESPN, […]

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